Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Shepherd’s Treasure Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of A Tale of Two Birds and The Friendly Mongoose so, you can check these posts as well.
The Shepherd’s Treasure Questions & Answers
Question 1: Choose the right answer:
The shepherd hadn’t been to school because
i. he was very poor.
ii. there were very few schools in those days.
iii. he wasn’t interested in studies.
Question 2: Who visited the shepherd one day, and why?
Answer: The shepherd became famous for his wisdom and friendly nature. The king of that country heard about him and thought of meeting him. Disguised as a shepherd and riding on a mule the king visited the cave where the wise shepherd lived.
Question 3: Why did the other governors grow jealous of the shepherd?
Answer: The king was pleased and astonished by the hospitality and wisdom of the shepherd and he appointed this humble shepherd as the governor of a small district. Although he rose to power and dignity, the shepherd remained as humble as ever. People loved and honoured him for his wisdom, sympathy and goodness. He was kind
and just to one and all. His fame as a fair and wise governor soon spread throughout the country. Hence, the governors of other provinces grew jealous of him.
Question 4: Why was the new governor called to the palace?
Answer: The governors of other provinces grew extremely jealous of the newly appointed governor (shepherd) and began to poison king’s ear against him. They complained that the new governor is very dishonest, and keeps for himself a part of the money that he collects as tax from the people in an iron chest. Hearing all these allegations, finally the king called the new governor to the palace and ordered him to explain the reason for carrying an iron chest along with him.
Question 5: Why was everyone delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back?
Answer: Everyone in the palace was delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back as they thought that the iron chest had gold, silver and jewels in it. They knew if the king found the treasure inside the chest, the new governor’s (shepherd) dishonesty will be revealed and the king would dismiss him as the governor.
Question 6: What did the iron chest contain?
Answer: There was only an old blanket inside the iron chest.
Question 7: Why did the shepherd always carry it?
Answer: The shepherd always carried the old blanket in the iron chest as it was his oldest friend. He said that it will still protect him if, at any time, the king should wish to take away his position and power.
Question 8: Is it an example of shepherd’s humility or wisdom or both?
Answer: Yes, it is an ideal example of shepherd’s humility and wisdom both.
Question 9: How did the king reward the new governor?
Answer: The king was highly please and was convinced that the shepherd was indeed the humblest and the wisest man in the land. The king made him the governor of a much bigger district that very day. This way he rewarded the new governor.
So, these were The Shepherd’s Treasure Questions & Answers.